iPhone 6 Release Date Features: iOS 8, 4.7 and 5.7 Retina IGZO Displays, Sapphire Glass, 128 GB Storage and Wireless Charging

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iPhone 6 is really coming out this year and nothing will stop that from happening. However, Apple may feature two models with one having a 4.7 inch display while the other features a phablet size 5.5 to 5.7 inches.

Credit: TechnoBuffalo

Credit: TechnoBuffalo

New Software Version

iPhone 6 won?t run iOS 7 but instead use the upcoming iOS 8 version expected to be demonstrated at the WWDC 2014 happening in June. Users will have benefits on the enhance fitness tracking and other health-related features of the refined version of iOS.

In addition, new reports revealed several improvements on its native mapping app having features from newly acquired BroadMap, Embark and HopStop. Reports also pointed out better experience than the original and good alternative to Google Maps.

Model Variants

Sources suggest that iPhone 6 will come in two models ? a 4.7 inch and a 5.5 to 5.7 inch. It is likely that Apple will put the 4.7-inch version as the flagship while the larger one as the phablet version to match larger flagship devices such as Galaxy S5, HTC M8, Xperia 2 and upcoming Galaxy Note 4.

Moreover, the iPhone 6 screen display could be powered by Retina and IGZO technology from SHARP. Having IGZO as display type brings out more accurate image details and vivid colour without consuming power unlike conventional screens.

New Protection

There are rumours that Apple may utilise Sapphire glass instead of Corning?s Gorilla Glass for iPhone 6. However, the mineral expected to be used is second to the hardest known on Earth and cutting it into thin sheets may be difficult if not impossible for smartphones.

Several sources also suggest that Apple could bring dust and water resistance strategy as iPhone 6 will have direct competition against Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2 that features IP67 and IP58, respectively.

Hardware Details

We can expect processor cores having 64-bit support and slightly bigger RAM to support large screens. In addition, the rear camera may also get some improvements such as 13 MP that focuses on quality and great low-light captures.

But one unique thing could be the first smartphone having 128 GB internal storage. Samsung already upgraded the microSD card support on Galaxy S5, enabling users to purchase 128 GB external storages.

Better Charging

Sony Mobile begins gearing up wireless charging support for Xperia Z2 while some sources talked about iPhone 6 having similar capabilities using built-in technology. Unlike Android devices, it may come out differently on iOS devices ? maybe a charger with built-in wireless antenna?

Apple?s upcoming iPhone 6 could be announced during the company event on September 2014 and to be launched in the following month. Fans should check out the WWDC on June for possible glimpses of iOS 8, iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6.

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